9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 31st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pori vacation maker.

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 4th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip app.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally stop by Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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